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Dr Karl Kruszelnicki: Dr Karl's Short Back & Science

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743533345
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 27/10/2015
  • Category: Mathematics & science / General
    Mathematics & science / Popular science
    Mathematics & science / Science: general issues
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 304
  • Price: $32.99

Lean back and settle in for cutting-edge scientific snippets from the trend-setting Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.

In Short Back & Science, Dr Karl combs through some of the greatest scientific conundrums of our age, such as what is killing half the bacteria on Earth every two days and why don't mole rats get cancer? Why would anyone pay $40 million for a cup of tea, and how did a toilet seat help to end the First World War?

Are bananas really slippery, radioactive and loaded with potassium? What do clouds weigh? And why are there scientists running around naked in the Antarctic?

Brushing aside any hype about coconuts and antioxidants, there is no one better to trim down to the facts than Australia's most trusted scientist, Dr Karl.

Author Information

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney. He is a qualified medical doctor, engineer, physicist and mathematician. This MasterGeek consistently appears on the list of the Top 15 Most Trusted Australians, and was recently named one of Australia's National Living Treasures.

AUTHOR EVENTS

10 August 2018

Celebrate science with Dr Karl - from sublime moments of deep thought to the most arcane and bizarre research imaginable. The universe is a strange and wonderful place and Dr Karl will scale the highest peaks as well as turn over the pebbles to see what's underneath. What is real? What is the real colour of the Universe? Do you really use only 10% of your brain? Do the Seven Deadly Sins Still Exist? Can you quickly tell if a list of numbers is faked? What generates more power on a weight and volume basis - the mighty Sun or your compost pile? And finally, the Truth about Santa! Don't forget to bring your questions for the Q&A. There will also be an opportunity to meet Dr Karl for book signing before and after the show.

7:00 PM

Albert Hall
47 Tamar Street (Cnr Tamar & Cimitere Streets), Launceston TAS 7250 Website



11 August 2018

BeakerStreet@TMAG is proud to present Dr Karl's Extreme Moments in Science: Real or Fake? What is real? What is the real colour of the Universe? Do you really use only 10% of your brain? Why did Dr Karl fly to the Antarctic in an aeroplane with a 3m x 4m hole in the side? What generates more power - the Mighty Sun or your Compost Pile? How did the world's first car trip in 1888 set us up for a revolution in air transport? And finally, the truth about Santa and astrology. Dr Karl's Extreme Moments In Science celebrates all sides of science -- from sublime moments of deep thought to the most arcane and bizarre research imaginable. The universe is a strange and wonderful place and, in this talk, Karl scales the highest peaks as well as turns over the pebbles to see what's underneath. Doors will open from 3.30pm. There will also be an opportunity to meet Dr Karl for book signing before the show. Don't forget to bring your questions for the Q&A! After the show, head over the road to TMAG, and join Dr Karl for a drink at BeakerStreet@TMAG, the pop-up science bar at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

4:30 PM

City Hall
57-63 Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS 7000 Website



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